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A presentation recently at the annual business meeting for the Calif. Building Officials (CALBO) indicated that the adoption process could take until (around) November of 2008 to adopt the 2004 Calif. Building Code.  This is assuming the use of the Calif. Building Standards Commission previously recommended NFPA 5000.  At this time the IBC is not being considered by the Building Standards Commission.
Nevertheless, until then, many local amendments have been adopted by LA City, LA County and many other jurisdictions that have substantially "updated" the "model" (1997 UBC) code in the application of Chapters 16 (including Table 16-N), 22 (Steel and the adoption of the AISC 97+ supplements 1 & 2) and 23 (including conventional framing and shear wall allowables).  You should check with the local jurisdiction to find out the amendments.
Steve Widmayer, PE 
-----Original Message-----
From: Ken E. Paquette [mailto:KEP(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Thursday, April 15, 2004 6:20 AM
To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)'
Subject: California Codes

Has or is California going to adopt the International Building Code and if they are, when is the adoption of the IBC scheduled to take place.

Is the California Building Code (UBC-97 with California Code of Regulations modifications etc) the current standard for all or most counties, and localities in California?